nutrition tips for runners

Nutrition for Runners

 Nutrition for Runners

Interested in learning more about optimal protein intake for athletes? Check out the info below
Calculating lean body mass:

https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/body-fat-calculator-u-s-navy-formula/

Athletes should aim for around 0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of lean mass**, a little more on high volume training days.

Good protein sources:


1. grass fed beef

2. pastured chicken

3. wild salmon/tuna

4. Full fat plain greek yogurt or cottage cheese

5. pastured eggs

6. shellfish

7. whey protein isolate - sometimes you just need a quick protein shake for convenience. Do your research to find a quality source. 

8. bone broth/stock

The proteins in vegetables are incomplete and less bio-available, which means its harder for the body to use. Be aware of this if you rely on plant-based protein.